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Jay Warren Ketelle – March 28, 2015

Jay Warren Ketelle, 80, of Amarillo, died Saturday, March 28, 2015.Ketelle Obit Photo

Services will be at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday in Paramount Baptist Church with Dr. Gil Lain, pastor officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Military rites are by DAV Chapter 26. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mr. Ketelle was born on December 7, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois to Matilda and Milton Ketelle.  He was a veteran in the United States Air Force.  He worked in automotive sales.  Mr. Ketelle was a member of Paramount Baptist Church and was involved in missionary work.

He married Carolyn Wheat on April 5, 1957 in Amarillo.

He was preceded in death by a son, David and a daughter, Donna.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Ketelle, of the home; two sons, Donald Ketelle and wife Lori of Bushland and Buddy Ketelle and wife Barbara of Nacogdoches, Texas; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and suggests memorials to Paramount Baptist Mission Fund.


  • Renata Marques Rodrigues Alvares (Fetuccine) Posted March 31, 2015 11:58 am

    Dear Mom Carolyn and Family,
    May the Lord give you all strenght and Peace this moment.
    I can’t explain how much I loved and love you Mom and Dad as my American parentes.
    Feeling sorry!
    All my love and prayers

  • Gunter Berthold Posted March 31, 2015 5:02 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in our deep believe that Jay is with Jesus in a better world. Our hearts go out to you in sorrow. May God bless and comfort you.
    Gunter, Rike, Cynthia, Benjamin, Muriel, Sarah and Amanda Berthold

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